Union drive

Statement on Union drive

The University of Toronto Postdoctoral Association is not affiliated in any way with CUPE or their current unionization drive. The union is a separate entity from our organization, was initiated by CUPE in response to their views of the needs of postdoctoral fellows, and is independent of any of the work currently being done by the UTPDA on behalf of postdocs.  We wish them well in their efforts. However, the UTPDA plans to continue work on our mandate, which is to represent all postdoctoral fellows on- and off-campus at the University of Toronto and its affiliated hospitals.  Our goal continues to be the improvement of the postdoctoral experience: with a focus on training, mentorship, career and professional development. We remain committed to achieving this goal through program development, advocacy and social and networking events.

Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) on Membership in the CAUT and CUPE

CUPE 3902 on Membership in the CAUT and CUPE

SGS website Update on CUPE and CRA ruling